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Lima/Allen County Regional Transit Authority

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Bus Operator


About the Job

OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3709461

Job Description: TNEO

Licenses/Certifications Required: CDL

Desired Skills/Duties: Education and Experience: High school graduate or equivalent is required. Special training in the operation of diesel powered transit bus or heavy duty trucks is desirable. Minimum of one year experience driving large vehicles is preferred. Licensing/Certification: Must have a valid Ohio CDL, Class B, including air brakes and passenger endorsement permit, we will train for CDL testing. Various training certifications will be required after hired CPR and First Aide Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have the ability to operate a large vehicle in a proper and safe manner. Must have a neat appearance, a pleasant attitude, and a courteous manner. Must be able to work closely with the public. Good public relations/communications skills required. Knowledge of the city street QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: High school graduate or equivalent is required. Special training in the operation of diesel powered transit bus or heavy duty trucks is desirable. Minimum of one year experience driving large vehicles is preferred. Licensing/Certification: Must have a valid Ohio CDL system is desirable. Must be able to prepare records and reports.Required to drive various bus/vehicle models Physical Requirements: Physical requirements include: sitting, standing, grasping, stooping, squatting, reaching, balancing, twisting, kneeling, pushing, pulling,climbing, and lifting. Must be able to step up and down bus steps to assist disabled passengers on and off the bus.Manual deployment of the wheelchair ramp requires being able to lift up to 35 pounds.*Must be able to receive and maintain DOT medical certification. Working Conditions: Work is performed in a heated and air-conditioned bus. May be exposed to weather conditions when assisting disabled passengers. Miscellaneous Requirements: This job description is applicable to the following classifications: Bus Operator-1st 6 probation months, and Bus Operator-Thereafter. The position requires approximately 120 hours (total) classroom and behind-the-wheel training. Must pass a Coach Operator Assessment Test to be considered for this position. Must pass operator training assessment to remain in the position. Subject to Department of Transportation s Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements. Required to have updated contact information on file at all times. Required to wear uniforms provided by RTA.Must be able to work both daytime and nighttime hours, split shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required. Must be able to work successfully with diverse groups of people.

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